The Sarnia Legionnaires were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round by the St. Thomas Stars. The Legionnaires were playing hard hockey and were running into penalty problems in many games. With the season over it was time for the board of directors to evaluate the season and see where their direction should be.
One of the big moves in the Legionnaires upper office is the moving of Cliff Smith to president of the Sarnia Legionnaires board of directors, replacing Tom Knight. Bob Williamson is stepping down from his position as general manager, a position he has been in for quite some time. Williamson will continue to be an active member of the board, and offer up his experience but will be replaced by Tom Norris, who has been actively involved with the hockey club for many years, bringing a wealth of skills to the role.
One of the biggest changes is the release of Mark Davis as head coach. Davis had been behind the Legionnaires bench for the past three seasons. Davis has had previous stints with the Legionnaires, the Corunna native has previously been coach and assistant coach plus has had turns coaching the Chatham Maroons, the Mooretown flags as well as the Lambton Shores Predators and in Petrolia. There is no word as to his replacement, as the board is actively interviewing many fine candidates.
With the changes in coaching staff, the board announced the addition of Bob Farlow to the role of Director of Hockey Operations. With these moves and scouting by the Legionnaires staff for players to fill key spots that will be left open by those moving on, the board is looking for great things from the team next season.